Wendell Moore

6-5, 215 Shooting Guard/Small Forward
Duke Junior
09/18/01 (22.2 yrs)
Charlotte, NC
High School
Cox Mill
Team Site Profile
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Ball Handling

NBA Comparison: Caleb Martin/Bruce Brown

Strengths: A skilled and physical slasher with terrific playmaking skills … Can play from the wing or at the point and run the offense from both locations … Improved dramatically as a shooter this season, making him a legit threat to play on and off the ball in an offense … Started as a 21% 3-point shooter and improved by 10% in both his sophomore and junior seasons … Explosive driver who can punish defenders who go under screens and finish in the lane when they choose to go over … Also possesses a mid-range pull-up jumper, making him a capable scorer at all three levels in isolations and in the pick-and-roll … At his best getting to the rim with a quick first step and good body control to create space around the rim … Has a great feel for the game and rarely gets sped up in half-court offense … Athletic finisher who rocks the rim and has the vertical to finish reverse layups and avoid larger defenders in the paint … Finishes with both hands on drives … Physical defender who stays in front of the ball and moves his feet well on this end of the floor … Great rebounder from the wing with his vertical and great positioning thanks to smart movement off the ball … Five-star recruit who continued to improve all three seasons with the Blue Devils, which suggests further development could be right around the corner … Reliable player who averaged 34 minutes per game while starting every game in his junior season … Can be an instant starter and secondary ball-handler to generate offense … Takes care of the ball with 4.4 AST and only 2.0 TO per game … Stays out of foul trouble as he only averaged 1.9 FLS in 34 minutes per game as a junior … Team captain with good leadership skills … Gets to the line and converts at a high rate … Career 81.7 FT shooter shooting over 80% from the line in all three of his seasons at Duke, illustrating his ability and potential as a shooter … Converted 67% of his shots around the rim, (via Hoop-Math.com) showing his touch and athleticism … Steady improvement in each of his seasons at Duke points to further untapped potential … Still just 20 years of age, turning 21 in September, so he could be labeled a “young” junior … Possesses great length with a 6’11 wingspan …

Weaknesses: Really struggled in his first two seasons at Duke, looking like he might be a bust related to his high school ranking, before finally coming into his own as a junior (granted he was a young freshman/soph and there’s not much room to play through mistakes on a title contender) … Tends to have a lot of bad misses from the perimeter, which combined with his poor shooting numbers for two seasons, could be a sign that he could struggle finding and converting quality looks at the next level … A bit inconsistent. has some ups and downs, although some of that is due to the level of talent at Duke and opportunities not always being there for everyone to score … Could struggle with more athletic, smarter defenders on the drive who can read his Euro step that he goes to when he doesn’t win with his first step and speed … Doesn’t have an extremely high ceiling, but is one of the most trustworthy role player prospects in the 2022 class … First two seasons at Duke he lacked offensive efficiency, but finally broke out as a junior from a production/efficiency standpoint … Could be criticized for not taking over enough and deferring too much, but that could be what ultimately makes him a great complimentary piece, as not every player is cut out to be a team’s star …

Notes: Measured with a 6’10.5 wingspan and 8’5 standing reach early in his playing career … Native of Charlotte, NC … 2022 Second-team All-ACC and All-Defensive Team … Finalist for Julius Erving Award … Two-time gold medalist for USA Basketball in 2017 and 2018 … Five-star prospect in 2019 … Averaged 25 points while leading high school to second straight 3A state title …

Derek Bast 4/2/22

Notes: Measured: 6’4.25” barefoot, 6’5.5” in shoes, 8’5.0” standing reach, 217.2 lbs, 7’0.5” wingspan at the 2022 NBA Draft Combine …

Strengths: 6’5 wing … Good length with a 6’10.5 wingspan and 8’5 standing reach … Quick with the ball … Eurosteps around the defense and changes speed to avoid the defense. Uses left hand around the rim … Averaged 17.3 points per game while shooting 53.1% FG% over the Nike EYBL in 2018 … Draws fouls at a good rate … Shot a reliable 85.5% FT% over the Nike EYBL in 2018. Shot 75% FT% at the U16 Americas Championship in 2017 … Unselfish. Good court vision and passing ability, displays it well in the half court. Averaged 3.7 assists per game over the Nike EYBL in 2018 … Great defensive potential with his length. Committed on ball defender. Averaged 1.5 steals per game over the Nike EYBL in 2018. Averaged 1.6 steals per game at the U17 World Cup in 2018. Led the U16 Americas Championship with three steals per game in 2017 … Good rebounder for position. Averaged 6.4 rebounds per game (2.3 offensive) over the Nike EYBL in 2018 … Plays patient, poised, and under control … Youngest of all the players who participated any of the All-American games. A full year younger than many players in the 2019 high school class, in one case, two years younger. Will turn 18 in September of his freshman year of college …

Weaknesses: Doesn’t create much scoring for himself and doesn’t have a consistent way to get baskets. Can tighten up as a ball handler … Not a great finisher in traffic and scoring against length may be an adjustment at the next level … Limited scoring range and has much room to improve as a shooter from both midrange and three. Shot 24.3% 3P% over the Nike EYBL in 2018. Shot 18.2% 3P% at the U17 World Cup in 2018. Shot 11.1% 3P% at the U16 Americas Championship in 2017 … Solid all-around but doesn’t have an aspect that separates himself from his peers …

Outlook: Incoming Duke freshman … Scored 13 points (5-5 FG) in the 2019 McDonald’s All-American Game … Played in the 2019 Jordan Brand Classic … Scored 13 points in the 2019 Nike Hoop Summit … 2019 North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year and Mr. Basketball … 2018 All-Peach Jam Third Team with averages of 16.2 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 53.8% FG%, and 86% FT% … 2018 All-EYBL: First Team … Won Gold at the U16 Americas Championship in 2017 and U17 World Cup in 2018 …

Evan Tomes 8/22/19

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